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Playing with Vectors in Illustrator

March 09, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week I decided to spend some time playing with Illustrator and trying to come up with a cool black and white artwork. My inspiration came from some skateboard deck designs which have this sort of 3D effect without using gradients or...

How Designers Get Influenced by Music

January 08, 2010 from aloa's blog

Music is a very important aspect in design. It can influence your thoughts, ideas, movements...

Abduzeedo 2010 Logo Design

January 04, 2010 from abduzeedo's blog

Every new year I like to try new things with the Abduzeedo logo. In 2009 I changed the typography a little bit, but now that it's 2010 I decided that the blog needed a symbol. That necessity came up when we are finishing the Abduzeedo...

Reader Tutorial: Geometric Flower Effect Logo in Illustrator

December 14, 2009 from Tomas Varil's blog

In this tutorial I will show you how I made this nice logo for one of my clients in Czech Republic. Feel free to use it as inspiration, but please do not copy it in any form. All copyrights belong to the owner whom I made it for. Last but...

Reader Tutorial: Extinction by Chanito

October 19, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

We have a great tutorial sent by one of our readers, Chanito from Panama. In this tutorial he will show you how to create a good 3D type explosion with Adobe Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Adobe Photoshop. We will use basic tools to make this...

Amazing Work of Vladimir Tomin

October 13, 2009 from Drew's blog

Born in Russia, Vladimir Tomin is the true definition of a graphic illustrator and designer. He has worked professionally with the likes of MTV Worldwide, Reebok, and Adidas, to name a few. From motion graphics to digital art, he does it...

Rad Pattern in Illustrator that Makes you Dizzy

October 12, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Yesterday I was checking a book I have about skateboard decks design called New Skateboard Graphics. It's a super cool book and we have even given a copy away here on Abduzeedo . So while I was flipping through the pages I found this...

Zee Logo in Illustrator

September 14, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

A few weeks ago we decided to redesign the Zee logo. When companies redesign their logos, that means, most of the time, that they are changing something in their business, it can be a new strategy, new products, etc... But it's pretty much...

Reader Tutorial: 16bits Vector Style Illustration

July 18, 2009 from guest's blog

Mario! everyday he saves the princess! Between some enthusiasts he is a great hero, outside and inside the gamers world, he is one of my favorite characters, so I decided to show how to vectorize a Mario from super nes with illustrator...

Interview and Showcase with the Great Illustrator Phil Dunne

June 23, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Phil Dunne is an illustrator from Dublin, Ireland, which spent the last 29 years drawing, painting, doodling and having amazingly creative thoughts. From 1999 to 2003 Phil was studying at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in...

Meat Text Effect in Photoshop

June 01, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week I published a tutorial showing how to mix a custom font created in Illustrator with some stock photos of milk to create a nice effect. Now on this tutorial we will sort of repeat the technique but this time using stock photos of...

Awesome Milk Typography Effect in Photoshop

May 25, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Following the series of effects with text, there were the Water , Clouds , Light , and also some time ago the Frilly Bits ... Now I will show you how to create a nice effect I saw a few months ago on DeviantArt that is a text mixed with...

Illustrator Quick Tips #2 - Scatter Brushes

March 02, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Brushes are very useful in Photoshop. We may create all sorts of effects, from clouds to grunge brushes and many others. In lllustrator it is no different, actually it's easier to create and use brushes than in Photoshop because you can...

Illustrator Quick Tips #1 - Complex Symbols with Pathfinder…

February 16, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week I posted an article showing some great logos using 3D effects and colorful gradients. There are quite a few ways to do create those effects in Illustrator, however for most of them you will have to use the Pathfinder tools...

Retro Geometric Vectors in Space with Illustrator and Photoshop

February 03, 2009 from abduzeedo's blog

Last week I was talking to Aloa, one of the Abduzeedo writers, and he was showing me some images that he thought were cool for tutorials, one of those had this mix of vectors and gradients but very geometric. It was a nice inspiration so I...

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